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Stapleton back in court for burglary

April 23, 2014 | Comments: 10
A day after the prosecution wrapped up an indecent language case against him, Tevorn Stapleton was back in court on Wednesday for another case – burglary. His trial was expected to start, but it was pushed back to June 17. In that matter, the Crown is alleging that Stapleton broke into an apartment shared by...
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    While urging the Magistrate’s Court to dismiss a case against two brothers accused of using indecent language in the presence of the police, defence attorney ...

Grenada topples Vincy while Cavaliers demolish Jamrock

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BVI CRICKET ASSOCIATION – Grenada defeated defending champions Vincy by four wickets in week 4 of the Super Six stage of the 2014 Digicel Twenty/20 Cricket Tournament on Sunday, April 20. Vincy’s loss means that they are now tied on points with Grenada and Cavaliers with 2 wins and 1 defeat each with only four…

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Mental issue raised in assault case

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Attorney-at-law Stephen Daniels has asked the Magistrate’s Court to dismiss an assault case against his two clients because a psychiatrist testified that the complainant has been suffering from a mental disorder. Mustafa Claxton and Charles Plaza are on trial for assaulting the complainant, Kevon Baronville, over a missing samurai sword. They are charged with assault…

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Willock celebrates as gov’t discontinues case

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Julian Willock is celebrating the government’s decision to discontinue a major case against him, claiming that the move is a victory for public servants. Willock, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Works, was sent on compulsory leave after a 2010 article in the Beacon newspaper claimed that he had journalists working…

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Woman injured in Joe’s Hill crash

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A traffic accident on Tuesday morning left a female driver with injuries and her vehicle several feet down a precipice along the Joe’s Hill Road on Tortola, according to the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF). Preliminary investigations suggest that the driver, whose identity the police have not disclosed, lost control of her vehicle while…

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Ferry worker charged with theft

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Police have laid a charge of theft against a 57-year-old employee of Virgin Gorda Transport Limited, which operates Speedy’s. The accused is Tyrone Gallaway, a resident of Virgin Gorda and a native of the Commonwealth of Dominica. He was arrested and charged on April 7, according to a weekly Arrest Blotter issued by the Royal…

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Save Sam’s Sight – Public appeal for assistance after health insurer declines to provide coverage

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Knowing that any serious illness can empty the strongest pockets around town, Julio ‘Sam’ Henry ensured that he had health insurance coverage. He however has been left in an unforeseen spot as the insurance provider on which he was heavily relying has proven to be meaningless when it is most needed. Sam, the territory’s most…

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INSPIRE BVI: The boat captain with the artistic touch, D’dron Griffin

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On a regular day, 20 year-old D’dron Griffin lives his life as a boat captain traversing the waters mainly surrounding Virgin Gorda. In his quiet times, his creative ability comes alive, and he is swallowed by a career he has been admiring since as far back as he can remember – the world of design…

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It won’t happen – Blyden dismisses call for changes to Virgin Gorda Festival dates

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Amid renewed calls for the annual Easter festivities to be shifted from the Easter holidays, the BVI Festival and Fairs Committee Chairman, Marvin Blyden, has said he does not envision that ever happening. According to him, the activities staged on Virgin Gorda during Holy Week are a tradition that goes back many generations. Changing the…

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Pictures from the parade!

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As with other years, the Easter parade staged in Virgin Gorda on Monday afternoon proved to be a delightful spectacle for the hundreds who turned out to witness or participate in the annual event. The parade, which got underway minutes after 2pm, saw children and adults lining the streets to witness the grand showing. The…

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“I am not a sorry loser,” says Sistah Joyce

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Being dethroned doesn’t usually generate a good feeling, but it is always good when one can identify the reasons for one’s defeat in time for a grand come-back. Having won the Virgin Gorda calypso contest for two straight years, plus the competition on Tortola last year, Joycelyn “Sistah Joyce” Searles had high hopes when she…

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ARREST BLOTTER: March 30 to April 5, 2014

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THEFT On 30-03-2014 at 1010hrs – Police arrested and charged Naje Smith, 19, of Manchester for Theft and Taking Conveyance. He was granted bail in the sum of $2,000 with one signed surety for his appearance at Magistrate’s Court, Johns Hole on 09-05-2014. ASSAULT OCCASIONING ACTUAL BODILY HARM On 30-03-2014 – Police arrested and charged…

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Ivan Dawson to be greened

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PRESS RELEASE: Green VI is co-ordinating with local sustainability leaders, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cane Garden Bay Community, parents and staff of the Ivan Dawson Primary School and over 100 FusionStorm volunteers to green the Ivan Dawson Primary School. Most of the activities will happen on April 29th, 2014. Because of its…

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